Friday, 19 December 2008

It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations

Matter is built on flaky foundations. Physicists have now confirmed that the apparently substantial stuff is actually no more than fluctuations in the quantum vacuum.

The researchers simulated the frantic activity that goes on inside protons and neutrons. These particles provide almost all the mass of ordinary matter.

Each proton (or neutron) is made of three quarks - but the individual masses of these quarks only add up to about 1% of the proton's mass. So what accounts for the rest of it?

Theory says it is created by the force that binds quarks together, called the strong nuclear force. In quantum terms, the strong force is carried by a field of virtual particles called gluons, randomly popping into existence and disappearing again. The energy of these vacuum fluctuations has to be included in the total mass of the proton and neutron.

But it has taken decades to work out the actual numbers. The strong force is described by the equations of quantum chromodynamics, or QCD, which are too difficult to solve in most cases.

So physicists have developed a method called lattice QCD, which models smooth space and time as a grid of separate points. This pixellated approach allows the complexities of the strong force to be simulated approximately by computer.

Click here for full New Scientist article

Science catching up with the Mystic, but why wasn't this on the news?

1 comment:

abraxas23 said...

I am so happy, that science finally allows us to be mystics. I used to only believe what my mother allowed me to believe as a child, and later I only allowed myself to believe what scientific dogma told me to believe. What science calls the latest breakthrough now, will soon be considered by scientists as obsolete.

Why listen to those fools? Listen to yourself, to your Supreme Self. And replacing the science-dogma by the esoteric dogma won't take you far either. Reject everything like a rocket, this makes you go forward.

There is a secret: Do you know what all these scientists are up to? They want to understand it all. Why? They want to build an even bigger bomb. The hydrogen bomb was not big enough, now they want a bomb that can destroy the whole planet, the whole galaxy, the whole universe.

The wicked secret lodges in control behind the government and thus behind science are completely mad, and unfortunately most scientists are completely naive.

Just look at poor Robert Oppenheimer, when he finally woke up, realizing what he had done, they just disposed of him, treating him like a traitor. They just threw him away like a piece of shit.

god bless